Vail got sweetened on Saturday |

Vail got sweetened on Saturday

Lauren Glendenning
Vail, CO Colorado
Dominique Taylor/Vail DailyMissy Hubbard, left points out some strawberry linzer cake that has caught her eye to Kendra Alley Saturday at the Sweet on Vail event on Meadow Drive in Vail Village.

VAIL, Colorado – Calorie counters beware – Vail’s latest festival of food is all about denial, and it’s oh so sweet.

Sweet on Vail made its debut Saturday, turning Meadow Drive into a 1950s-era sweet shop. Nearly 20 local restaurants set up tents along the street and offered some of their sweetest treats.

The Vail Chamber and Business Association threw the event as the cherry on the cake so to speak for its two preceding food festivals, South of the Border and BBQ Bonanza, said Caitlin Larkin, a Chamber spokeswoman.

The event came at a busy time for Vail, with a concert later in the evening and people in town for the Minturn Rummage Sale, too.

“It fell on a great weekend,” Larkin said.

The sweets were everywhere – from Key lime pie to chocolate mouse cups to brownies to cookies, no sweet tooth went unsatisfied. Some restaurants really got into the theme, too.

Rimini had an old candy shop vibe and the Lodge at Vail created white chocolate toppings for its miniature cakes with photos of Elvis Presley, Cary Grant and Marilyn Monroe.

Sweet on Vail is a new Chamber event, and Larkin said it was the perfect was to end the summer food festivals.

“It’s different; it’s something new,” she said.

Lauren Glendenning can be reached at 970-748-2983 or

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